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This site contains lessons and teacher information for the Map Adventures activity. Map Adventures, with seven accompanying lessons, is appropriate for grades K-3. Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand /and use maps.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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The study of dinosaurs stretches children's imaginations, provides new perspectives on time and space, and invites students to discover worlds very different from our modern Earth. The study of dinosaurs is important in understanding the causes of past major extinctions of land animals. In this...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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A snowflake forms when a liquid water molecule becomes a frozen crystallized structure. Students will use Wixie to paint and personify their own unique snowflake and tell the story of that snowflake's adventure as it falls to Earth.
Grade Level   2 3
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Published in 2001
A description of several classroom activities for investigating lunar phases, Earth-Moon distances, and lunar eclipses.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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This lesson is the first in a two-part series on the weather. The study of the weather in these early years is important because it can help students understand that some events in nature have a repeating pattern. It is also important for students to study the earth repeatedly because they take...
Grade Level   K 1 2
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Students will learn about weather by taking walks in various types of conditions: sunny, rainy, windy, and snowy.
Grade Level   K 1 2
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Published in 2013
An animated storybook explains why people have explored since the beginning of time.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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These are some of the animal species Charles Darwin would have seen when he visited the Galapagos Islands.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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Published in 2008
Given that previous findings on the social distribution of the effects of small classes have been mixed and inconclusive, in the present study I attempted to shed light on the mechanism through which small classes affect the achievement of low, and high-achieving students.I used data from a 4-year,...
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Scientists classify dinosaurs into two major groups: those with reptile-like hips and those with bird-like hips. Students will compare two kinds of dinosaurs based upon the structure of the pelvis: bird-hipped and reptile-hipped.
Grade Level   K 1 2
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What are geological features and processes? Well, the features constitute anything from major landforms such as mountains or plateaus, to ripple marks or glacial striations (grooves) on a rock. The geological processes, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, erosion, and deposition are what create...
Grade Level   3
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Published in 2015
This PDF booklet has fun word searches, mazes, and coloring pages designed to help teach your students about soils.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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In this activity, students make an evaporate, a deposit of salt that forms when salty water evaporites. Evaporites are found on land, such as the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, and at some locations in the ocean, such as the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Grade Level   1 2 3
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The Siemens Science Day website offers a variety of tools and resources that will help you reinvent science class. You'll find new, original hands-on activities and supporting videos, a teacher support center with best practice guides, monthly themes and an Ultimate Cool School sweepstakes.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6
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This Web site contains selected USGS educational resources that may be useful to educators in primary school grades (Kindergarten to Grade 6). Many of these resources can be used directly in the classroom (see Resource Symbols) or will be useful in classroom lessons or demonstration activities...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6
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On this web site students can learn about science and nature. The site contains games, activities, information, and animations.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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"NASA's Kids' Club Web site features animated, colorful educational activities for children in K-4. Interactive games on the site teach children about exploring space, building and launching rockets, keeping airplanes on schedule and how a comet travels through the solar system. NASA's Educational...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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This site provides features and news, learning resources, and multi-media and professional development resources for K-4 educators.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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Picking up, examining and collecting rocks can be the first steps in moving children toward an appreciation of geology and the “bones” of the Earth. Children can find a wide variety of rocks in many places, from the school yard to parks and driveways at home. Even very young children...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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If you ask the question “What is soil?” you will get many different answers, depending on whom you ask. If you ask an engineer planning a road project, you'll find that soil is the material that can be moved about without blasting. A geologist thinks of soil as the loosely packed...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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